We’ve got BIG things happening at Unity Minneapolis!

We want you to be in the know. Our Strategic News will be announced during services and can also be found in Sunday bulletin, Peek at the Week, and bulletin board kiosk in Garden Court.

Sunday, August 25 is Town Hall Meeting! Potluck lunch following the 11:30 service (bring a salad to share) with Town Hall Meeting at 1:15PM. Facility Transformation Group will share the latest updates on our facility transformation process. Angela Knodel, architect from Vanman Architect and Builders, will be our special guest. Meeting to include an opportunity for questions and community discussion. Please plan to attend.

June 23: Your perspective and inspiration is important as we explore the transformation of our facility. Please share your thoughts via the online comment section (look for “We Want to Hear from You” on this page) or add your comments to our drop-box at the Strategic News kiosk in the Garden Court. Together we can transform our facility to support the evolution of our spiritual community.

June 16: A Facility Transformation Group has been created to work with Vanman Architects and Builders. This 5 member team will meet with Angela Knodel, Vanman architect, twice a month beginning June 27.

Members are:

  • Rev. Pat Williamson, Sr. Minister
  • Margie Oleson, Board of Trustees Member
  • Nancy Maiello, Executive Director
  • Nea DallaValle, Congregant Member
  • Mike Smith, Congregant Member

Ministry and congregant “specialists” will also visit the meetings to share about the facility needs for our ministries and activities.

June 9: We have partnered with Vanman Architects and Builders to assist us as we move toward a transformed facility with full accessibility. Several architecture firms were interviewed last year and our Board of Trustees visited active construction sites. Vanman specializes in church renovation and building. During contract negotiation, we were blessed with pro-bono legal counsel from Faegre Baker Daniels. Learn more at: Vanman Architects and Builders

June 2: Do you know we’re in year 2 of a 5 year strategic plan?

2018 Focus Areas:

  • Facilities and Accessibility (ongoing in 2019)
  • Technology (ongoing in 2019)
  • Marketing / Sharing Our Message (ongoing 2019)
  • Youth and Families (plan complete, YFM staff responsible)

2019 Focus Areas:

  • Welcoming
  • Transformational Worship Services and Music
  • Key Leaders and Staff Development
  • Fiscal Stewardship

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